Light Between Oceans, Hands of Stone and Morgan Are Movies Theaters Around St. Louis This Weekend
The Light Between Oceans, Hands of Stone and Morgan are the top movies to open in movie theaters around St. Louis this weekend. Ghostbusters, Nerve and Lights Out begin showing at Keller 8 Cinema, while The Jungle Book and Keanu are now available at Redbox.
Southside With You opens tonight at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis and will be showing throughout the weekend. Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe are also showing at the downtown theater.
Recapping Last Weekend
Don’t Breathe ended Suicide Squad‘s run at the top of the weekend box office with a $26.4 million debut over the weekend, bumping the latter to second with $12.2 million. Mechanic: Resurrection opened with $7.5 million in its debut.
Opening This Weekend
Hands of Stone
Hands of Stone, the latest Weinstein Company offering, has been slowly increasing its theater footprint since its opening on August 26. The Jonathan Jakubowicz film is expanding from its 810-theater opening to theaters across the country this week.
Edgar Ramirez plays boxer Roberto Durán while Robert De Niro plays his trainer, Ray Arcel. Usher appears in the film as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. Hands of Stone explores the relationship between the legendary boxer and his trainer. How They Play stated its case recently that Durán is the greatest boxer of all-time. History vs Hollywood broke down the film versus real life.
Hands of Stone made $1.75 million during its opening weekend on 810 screens.
Hands of Stone trailer
The Light Between Oceans
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star as parents that raise an abandoned little girl in The Light Between Oceans. The real-life couple met and fell in love while filming this movie in 2014 on Cape Campbell in New Zealand. The film is based on the book of the same name by M.L. Stedman.
Jacob Shamsian wrote a glowing review of this Derek Cianfrance-directed film, praising the director’s work and saying Hollywood should be making more movies like this. He also notes that the on-screen couples in both of Cianfrance’s latest romance flicks have become couples in real-life.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening weekend of $11.3 million over the holiday weekend for The Light Between Oceans.
The Light Between Oceans trailer
The first film from Luke Scott, Morgan, hits theaters this weekend. His famous father, Ridley Scott, is a producer on the film and Anya Taylor-Joy stars along with Kate Mara. Several reviews echo Justin Chang’s from the Los Angeles Times in describing the movie as a somewhat blander version of Ex Machina.
Todd M. Thatcher predicts an opening of $9 million for Morgan over the holiday weekend.
Southside With You
Southside with You tells the story of the first date in 1989 between Barack Obama and the future Michelle Obama. Richard Tanne wrote and directed this film starring Tika Sumpter as Michelle Robinson (Obama) and Parker Sawyers as a young Barack Obama.
The film currently holds a 92% average critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 845 approval rating from audiences.
While Southside with You focuses on the couple’s first date, People Magazin recently did a story about the couple’s continued love story.
Southside with You made $2.87 million in its debut last weekend on 813 screens.
Southside With You trailer
Catch It Before It’s Gone
The female Ghostbusters are making their way to Keller 8 Cinema in South County this weekend. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and company have made around $125 million at the domestic box office with this film.
While this remake of course doesn’t have the nostalgia that the original has going it, it is definitely a quality movie and worth your time to watch. Movies are better on the big screen so, get out and see this one on the big screen while you still can.
Nerve and Lights Out are also opening this weekend at Keller 8.
Make It A Redbox Night
The Jungle Book
The live-action Jungle Book remake makes its way to Redbox this week after making more than $960 million worldwide during its theater run.
Keanu, Outlaws and Angels and Septembers of Shiraz are also among the new movies available to rent at your local Redbox.
The Jungle Book “Bare Necessities” clip
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